Four-star TE Breneman Talks Rutgers Visit

Saturday's "blackout" victory over Pittsburgh marked 2013 tight end Adam Breneman's third visit to the Rutgers campus since receiving a verbal scholarship offer earlier this year. Breneman, likely the top junior tight end in the region, spoke with after his visit about why this was more important than his other two visits.

Cedar Cliff High School (Camp Hill, Pa.) 2013 tight end Adam Breneman attended Rutgers for both a spring and summer practice this year and was in the stands on an unofficial visit Saturday when the Scarlet Knights rolled through Pittsburgh to claim first place in the Big East.

Breneman, who has an early four-star ranking on and double-digit verbal offers, said this was his most important visit to Rutgers.

"This time, my mom came with me and she hadn't been to Rutgers yet," Breneman said. "It's important for her to get to see the schools I'm serious about because my family will be a big part of my decision."

While on campus for approximately seven hours, Breneman and his family spend 1-on-1 time with head coach Greg Schiano, academic support director Scott Walker and Dean Carl Kirschner, who stood in as temporary athletic director before the school hired Tim Pernetti.

"Those are the kinds of people you want your mother to meet," Breneman said. "She was very impressed by everything and so was I."

Academics, Breneman said, are an important factor in his decision and he said the chance to play close to home also interests him.

Between placing in the top two in academic progress rate by the NCAA two years running, being less than three hours from Camp Hill, Pa., and offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti's scheme, Rutgers is well-positioned.

"The whole visit was great," said Breneman, who previously told that he expects Rutgers to be one of his final schools. "It was the third time I've been there and it was great to just be on that campus again."

During the game, Breneman said he enjoyed watching starting tight end D.C. Jefferson, specifically his attempt to leap defenders after one of his receptions.

"I love watching D.C. because he's a big guy that can move," Breneman said. "The defense played extremely well and the game-day environment was better than I expected."

Breneman was at Maryland for the Terps' alternate uniforms against Miami and said it would be a tough choice between that and the alternate black for Rutgers.

"I liked both of them a lot, but the black helmets for Rutgers were sick," Breneman said.

Breneman said he will be at Notre Dame for the USC game and has no other visits planned until after the season. He remains in weekly contact with Rutgers tight ends coach Brian Angelicho and many others from programs like Maryland, Notre Dame, Alabama, Penn State and Florida State. He has 12 Division I verbal offers.

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